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The YMCA has been a go-to place in the community throughout my life. I first started at the Norwich YMCA in swim lessons when I was 5 years old. I made many lifelong friends there. My dad passed away just a few weeks before my 7th birthday. I will never forget how my mom found

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A Veteran’s Day 2017 Story Vietnam Vet, Alan, and his wife, Sharon, joined the YMCA of Broome County around 4 months ago. Sharon underwent a hip replacement in December of 2016. She followed up with all the PT visits her insurance allowed; the huge out-of-pocket expense once the coverage ended made it impossible for her

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The Core Freestyle Land Wellness class held on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at West offers an intensive advanced level workout focusing on building core strength, endurance and flexibility. Jen, the instructor, provided a warm, engaging environment for the 10 members attending on September 20th. As the regulars arrived, they grabbed a mat, a

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The Monday Night YMCA Recreational Sand Volleyball League held play-offs on Monday, August 14 in Otsiningo Park. The 16 teams were narrowed to a seeding of 6. Each team required 2 males and 2 females on their roster. The 6 Lost Doggers and 6 Airborners won their team a place in the championship match of

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, Here Comes Cathy! On Monday, August 28th, 2017, a group of YMCA Water Fitness enthusiasts met for a farewell breakfast. Cathy, a member of the AquaBody Blast class, planned on moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming the following week. Cathy exercised harder than anyone else in the pool, so intense other members stepped back in

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On a warm summer Thursday evening, I made my way to the Binghamton branch of the YMCA of Broome to try the 6:30 p.m. Cycling Class. I found the Cycling Studio tucked in a corner of the Wellness Center. I brought along a hand towel and a water bottle in anticipation of trying the cardio-pumped

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Joints in Motion meets at 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Group Ex Room at West. It is designed to make daily tasks easier through strength and flexibility exercises that are accomplished while seated in a chair. Several of the 17 in attendance on May 17th shared how the class has improved their

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Christie and her good friend and neighboring retailer, Casey, relished a 10 minute cool down and chat after their YMCA water fitness class. The two juggled multiple work, home and family responsibilities. Casey summed up the unique scheduling crunch they faced as women owning/operating small businesses, “We take care of everything and everyone…but ourselves.” Then

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Sukanya, a caring Ob/Gyn, received a month pass for the YMCA of Broome County at a diabetic exercise class she attended. She arrived at the West Family Y after her office hours for her first class, a whole body exercise class. Sukanya hoped to manage her diabetes and the constant arthritic aches she endured for

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The YMCA of Broome values each opportunity to partner with members in their wellness journey. Periodically, the YMCA of Broome offers special challenges to our Y community to promote comradery, fun and success in setting and achieving fitness goals. On March 6th, the YMCA of Broome County launched The Great Lakes Challenge “as a great

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